Are The Green Bay Packers Ots Prepared To Handle Redskins’ Pass Rush?

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Not many rushers can pull off what the long, athletic Smith can either. What grade would you give the collective performance from the Packers OTs in Week 1? A Submit Vote vote to see results What grade would you give the collective performance from the Packers OTs in Week 1? A 1.2% Total votes: 497 Both plays still had importance in the scheme of the game, as the Packers were forced to punt on each series that Bakhtiari allowed a sack. But overall, Green Bay had to be impressed with how he handled his 41 pass-blocking snaps in a game against an elite rusher on the road. For as calm as Bakhtiari looked in his first NFL start, Barclay was equally impressive in his seventh (including playoffs). Facing a heavy dose of the powerful Ahmad Brooks, Barclay allowed just three total pressures over 41 snaps and graded out as the Packers’ best run-blocker, per PFF (subscription required). While Green Bay naturally gave Barclay more help on the strong side of the line, he was rarely heard from against a very good 49ers front. A quiet day is usually a good day for Packers offensive tackles. Below is just one example from last Sunday of Barclay taking Brooks completely out of the play. Keep in mind, this shot was taken a full two seconds after the snap, and most receivers are already finishing their routes. The play is deep into its progression, but Brooks is still struggling to gain traction against Barclay. Given all day to throw, Rodgers eventually finds Randall Cobb for a third-down conversion. Brooks (second team All-Pro in 2012) simply wasn’t a big factor in Sunday’s game, due in most part to Barclay’s strong opener. The Packers’ second-year right tackle will need to be as good Sunday against Kerrigan, who is disruptive despite not being the same elite athlete that Orakpo is. Less quick-twitch and more power, the 260-pound Kerrigan can set the edge on the strong side and still collapse the pocket using a variety of pass-rushing moves. Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan, 2010-2013 G 3 Source: Pro Football Focus According to PFF (subscription required), no 3-4 outside linebacker had more quarterback hurries in 2012 than Kerrigan’s 50.

Packers’ no-huddle offense in the spotlight

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He came back in the second half and seemed to handle things a lot better. On the Packers’ four touchdown drives, the no-huddle hummed with quarterback Aaron Rodgers in charge, eating up an average of seven plays and 65 yards on the way to the end zone. And while the time of possession for each drive averaged just under 2 minutes, the effect on the 49ers’defense was apparent. “You could tell they were tired,” backup quarterback Seneca Wallace said. “After some of the drives we had we had some long drives they got tired, especially early for a defense that wasn’t on the field a lot in the preseason. I think Aaron did a great job taking advantage of it.” But the downside to the no-huddle offense is that when it fails to get a first down, the defense is back on the field almost as quickly as it takes them to get off the field from the previous drive. The Packers had five three-and-outs during the game and finished with the fifth highest percentage of drives that failed to get a first down (38.5%) of any team in Week 1. Their time of possession (21 minutes 25 seconds) was the lowest of any team in Week 1. A mental error by Lacy on the first series, tight end Jermichael Finley’s bobbled pass that was intercepted and Lacy’s fumble all contributed to the offense’s short stay on the field and the defense’s quick return. “If you’re able to get more plays and move the football, it’s a big plus,” said Washington coach Mike Shanahan, whose team faces the Packers at noon Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Double Coverage: Redskins at Packers

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But it wont be easy. The Packers last week limited Frank Gore to just 44 yards on 21 carries (2.1 ypc), and held San Francisco as a whole to 90 rushing yards. 4. Run defense: The Redskins last season ranked fifth in the league stopping the run. Teams managed just 95.8 yards a game against Washington. But Monday, the Eagles gashed the Redskins for 263 rushing yards, with LeSean McCoy accounting for 184 on 31 carries. The Eagles spread out the Redskins with their formations and limited the number of players Haslett was able to put in the box. But poor tackling was primarily to blame. It was a continuation of the struggles Washingtons defense experienced in the preseason. The Redskins simply have to do a better job of clogging running lanes and wrapping up.

Packers LB Clay Matthews fined $15,000

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Packers-Redskins: 5 things to watch

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky and ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim break down the key elements to this matchup. Redskins at Packers Football Outsiders looks at why Washington can cover against the Packers. PickCenter Will the Packers beat the Redskins? Demovsky: John, lets get right to perhaps the most closely watched knee rehabilitation in recent NFL history. Youve watched Griffins every move in his comeback from the knee injury. You have chronicled practically every step he has made since, and by now, youve dissected the film of Monday nights loss to the Philadelphia Eagles . What limitations, if any, did he play with? Keim: Griffin did not look the same and showed the effects of not playing in a game in the preseason — and of recovering from major knee surgery in January. Was his knee 100 percent?

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McCarthy delved into the thought process Wednesday. “We really started this two years ago and kind of have gone in and out of (using) it (the last couple seasons),” McCarthy said. “It really has to do with the growth of our offensive unit, to the personnel, to the collaboration between the players, the ability to play at the line (of scrimmage). You want to make sure you’re giving front page (quarterback) Aaron (Rodgers) as many opportunities as possible.” The aim for the Packers against fellow 2012 division champion Washington is to not only get their first win of the young season but to also get the offense firing on most, if not all, cylinders after enduring some turbulence against the 49ers. “That’s something we talked about, we’ve got to be more consistent, help our defense out a little bit – we lost the time-of-possession battle pretty significantly,” said Rodgers, touching on the 49ers’ having the football for 38 minutes, 35 seconds to the Packers’ 21:25. “That puts a stress on our defense, and we also had four scoring drives over 60 yards. So, it was the good with the bad. You’ve got to clean that up and at least try (to sustain drives) – one first down a series is kind of the bare minimum for us. If you do that, you can semi-change field position. We didn’t do a good job of that (Sunday).” All four Packers touchdowns came in possessions that expended at least six plays and covered no less than 62 yards but consumed no more than 2 minutes, 48 seconds of the game clock.

Packers ‘First Down for Trees’ Program enters fourth season

(AP) – Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews was fined $15,000 for a hit on San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the teams’ season opener. According to the NFL, Matthews was fined “for striking an opponent late.” Matthews drew a personal-foul penalty in the 49ers’ 34-28 win Sunday after he tackled Kaepernick out of bounds deep in Green Bay territory during the second quarter. A fracas between players from both teams followed on the sideline when Matthews and 49ers left tackle Joe Staley began pushing and shoving. Staley received an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty. That offset the late-hit call against Matthews, resulting in a replay of third down at the Packers’ 10-yard line. Kaepernick then connected with Anquan Boldin for a 10-yard touchdown pass to put the 49ers ahead 14-7. The announcement of the fine came Friday afternoon after the Packers completed their post-practice obligations with the media. When he spoke with reporters Thursday, Matthews wouldn’t comment on speculation he would be disciplined for his hit on Kaepernick, who threw for a career-high 412 yards and three touchdowns in the game. “I’m not really going to discuss all that right now, but on to the next game,” said Matthews. The Packers host the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Matthews said he was fined by the NFL one other time for a face-mask penalty he had against Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in 2010, the linebacker’s second pro season.

One last look: Takeaways a must on defense for Packers

For Washington to emerge victorious against the Packers, Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris must overcome their putrid Philadelphia performances. Griffin III was expected to be a little rusty, considering that he missed the entire 2013 preseason. However, Morris performance was the most disappointing for the Redskins. He gained only 45 rushing yards while fumbling twice, which led to 16 Eagles points. If Griffin III and Morris continue to exhibit poor ball control, Washington will have no chance at victory. Green Bay has the incomparable Aaron Rodgers at quarterback. He will look for wide receiversJordy Nelson and Randall Cobb to take advantage of a Washington secondary that features two rookies in free safety Bacarri Rambo and nickel cornerback David Amerson. The Packers also hope rookie running back Eddie Lacy can take advantage of a Redskins defense that surrendered 263 rushing yards to the Eagles. Lacy is a 230-pound bruiser who has the ability to earn tough yards and first downs in an effort to maintain possession for Green Bay. After gaining only 41 yards against the 49ers, the Packers hope Lacy will find running lanes more plentiful against the Redskins.

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The Redskins won the last meeting, on Oct. 10, 2010 at Washington. The rankings:The Packers 11th-ranked offense is tied for No. 26 in rushing and No. 8 in passing. Their 31st-ranked defense is tied for No. 20 against the run and No. 30 against the pass.The Redskins 12th-ranked offense is No. 20 in rushing and No. 9 in passing. Their 27th-ranked defense is No.

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